Man Censors His 'Offensive' Halloween Display Following HOA Complaint

By Bill Galluccio

October 15, 2019

A Georgia man was forced to censor his Halloween decorations after one of his neighbors complained to their homeowner's association that it was offensive. Mike O'Neill has been putting up a pumpkin man that is mooning the street in his front yard for the past ten years without incident. This year, one of his neighbors emailed the HOA's board and voiced their concern that the pumpkin man might be offensive to some residents who have younger children.

The board agreed and ordered O'Neill to remove his Halloween decorations. Instead of taking it down, O'Neill had a different idea. He decided to make it less offensive by putting a sign over its butt that read: "Censored by GBHOA."

O'Neill's decision has generated more attention to his decorations, with many people stopping to take photos in front of his house and tell him that they love his sense of humor about the situation.

"Great feedback," O'Neill said. "People laughed, lots of picture taking, people stop their cars."

O'Neill says he isn't sure if he will keep the censored version of the decorations up, but is glad that he's making people laugh.

"It's purely just to break up the monotony of life, have a little bit of fun," O'Neill explained. "This is the time of year where you have a little bit of fun."

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